Native Highway are a 4 piece Alternative rock band from south London.
Having been a full band for only a year, they are now ready to start releasing material. Their debut single ‘Doorway’ has already been played on Kerrang’s ‘Fresh Blood’ Radio show for number of weeks. With a number of great tracks in the bank, they are set for a good year.
The full line up consists of:
Pun Yingviriya – Vocals/Guitar
Arthur Becker – Guitar
Bruno Pinto – Bass Kevin Smith – Drums
A friendship blossomed from what started as guitar teaching work colleagues. In between lessons Pun and Arthur started exchanging ideas, this then developed into a 3 piece band with Arthur’s cousin Bruno on the bass.
What started as a side project for a few years, later became a serious outlet for music. They were then on the hunt for the drummer to fit the band, and that’s where Kevin come in.
“They have their own brand of Grunge Rock, sung through gritted teeth. It’s immersive, it’s expressive, it’s emotional music. If you love this every bit as much as I do, you’re well on your way to discovering a new favourite.” Alex Baker – Kerrang Radio.
The new single ‘Doorway’ is out now with distribution from Universal Music Operations.
NATIVE HIGHWAY INTERVIEW
MusiTrends spoke to Native Highway about recording gear, equipment and their new single ‘Dooway’
How would you describe your music ?
Heart-felt, emotional Rock.
What is your new single about and where did the inspiration come from ?
Doorway is about how you overcome hurdles in life, when one doorway is closed another is opened. It’s not always about finding solutions to your problems, sometimes they are always there and you have to accept them.
Do you think that how much you receive for fans streaming your music is fair ?
We are too bothered about how much we got, as long as everyone gets a chance to listen to our music.
What changes would you like to see in the music industry ?
We love music, but am not a fan of the industry. Would be nice for it to be about the music again instead of it being seen as a business. A lot of promotion and management companies out there are only after money and the music comes second.
What’s the best studio you have ever recorded in ?
We have just been fortunate enough to start recording some new tracks in Abbey Road Studios. A friend of ours is there for work experience and managed to get us in for a few days.
Drum machine or real drummer ?
What’s a drum machine ?
Do you prefer recording to live work ?
We try to give our recorded tracks as much of a live feel as we can so that emotion of playing is still in the track.